We can all benefit from planting trees and there are a wide variety of species suitable for every property.
Take a look at our available tree planting subsidies and reach out to our team if you have questions, we're here to help you find the right trees for your project!
Forests Ontario: 50 Million Tree Program
SNC partners with Forests Ontario to provide seedlings, planting, and site preparation / tending for a cost of $0.26 per tree for coniferous seedlings and $0.56 per tree for deciduous seedlings.
To qualify, landowners must:
- Have an open, productive planting area of at least 0.4 ha (one acre) in size;
- Order a minimum of 500 trees; Note: sites between 500-999 trees are limited to one species of conifer only, exceptions will be considered for plantings related to agro-forestry (e.g. maple sugar bushes or nut groves); and
- Sign a 15-year management agreement to protect the trees.
The program includes:
- Block planting, riparian planting, windrows, and / or forest restoration;
- A site visit by SNC staff which includes a customized tree planting plan that suits your needs;
- On-site technical advice from qualified forestry staff (bilingual technicians available);
- Ordering, handling and planting of trees;
- Survival assessments; and
- Site preparation.
If you don't meet the above criteria and are looking to plant additional trees as windbreaks along fields or along watercourses and drains you may be eligible for additional funding!
Green Acres - Ottawa's Rural Reforestation Program
Green Acres provides incentive grants for over-the-counter orders of 500 or more seedlings in the amount of $0.20 per seedling. Through the Full-Service Program which requires 1,000 trees or more, the program will cover 50% of the total cost of the project in year 1 and will provide 75% of the future tending costs until year 5.
Over the Counter Tree Planting Program
If you are not eligible for the above programs, SNC also provides over the counter tree sales.
- Minimum order 100 seedlings;
- Trees must be ordered in multiples of 50;
- Landowners are responsible for picking up their trees and planting them;
- No management agreement, no survival guarantees;
- Trees have been allocated for 2022. Orders are currently being accepted for spring 2023;
- An additional subsidy of $0.25 per seedling may be available for native tree species.
Please note: All trees for 2022 have been allocated.
Tree Species Planting and Maintenance Instructions
Through our Forest Conservation Initiative, SNC hosts annual free tree giveaways in its partner municipalities to help increase forest cover and raise awareness for the important role that trees play in our daily lives.